This Week on Broadway for March 19, 2023: Dear World @ New York City Center


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Dear World @ New York City Center, How to Defend Yourself @ New York Theatre Workshop, A Doll’s House, This G*d Damn House @ Chain Theatre, Regretting Almost Everything (Concept Album), and a High School Production in Westfield NJ of Sunday in the Park with George.

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Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook
PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His new book,
The Book of Broadway Musical Debates, Disputes, and Disagreements is now available and can be purchased wherever finer books are sold. Peter also has columns at Masterworks BroadwayBroadway Select, and many other places.

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MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist. He is the founder and editor of He is also a theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications. You can see his photography work at

Coming July 24, 2023: Jerry Orbach’s Broadway, feat. William Michals, Jay Aubrey Jones, & more! @ 54 Below

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MATT TAMANINI is a theatre, entertainment, and sports journalist who has been covering theatre for more than a decade. He is the news editor for
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MP + PF: Dear World @ New York City Center, March 15 – 19, 2023

Dear World is part of the 2023 Encores! season, our beloved, Tony-honored series of musical theater revivals helmed by Artistic Director Lear deBessonet, Producing Creative Director Clint Ramos, and Music Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Check out the rest of the season: Lionel Bart’s Oliver! (May 3­­ – 14) and The Light in the Piazza (Jun 21 – 25).
Donna Murphy

A Conductor Arrives at Encores! With a Jerry Herman Rarity by JOSHUA BARONE
Mary-Mitchell Campbell, the series’ new music director, will lead a restored performance of “Dear World,” starring Donna Murphy.

Love Life and City of Angels coming to Encores!

Our friend Ron Fassler wrote an in-depth column about Dear World. You can read it here:

MP: How to Defend Yourself @ New York Theatre Workshop, through April 2, 2023
By Liliana Padilla
Co-Directed by Rachel Chavkin, Liliana Padilla & Steph Paul

Photo of Ariana Mahallati, Sarah Marie Rodriguez, Talia Ryder, Gabriela Ortega and Amaya Braganza by Joan Marcus

PF + MP: A Doll’s House @ Hudson Theatre, through June 10, 2023

Jessica Chastain

A first look at Jessica Chastain, Jamie Lloyd, and our company of A Doll’s House in rehearsal.
Photo Credit: Emilio Madrid

MP: This G*d Damn House @ Chain Theatre, through April 8, 2023
Written by Matthew McLachlan
Directed by Ella Jane New

PF: Regretting Almost Everything (Concept Album) featuring Beth Leavel and Jeff Blumenkrantz

PF: High School Production Westfield NJ of Sunday in the Park with George

Westfield High School Theatre Department’s production of “Sunday in the Park with George”

Westfield High School Theatre Department


MP: Wicked movies news

‘Wicked Part 1’ Moves Up Release Date to Thanksgiving 2024

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

Music Opener:

Dear World Overture

Music Closer:

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus singing “New York, New York,” in honor of John Kander’s
96th birthday

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